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Here’s How to Make 6 Different Blanket Forts at Home Using IKEA Furniture

IKEA Furniture Forts

Remember when you used to build blanket forts as a kid? Well, it's time to relive your childhood dreams. Swedish furniture company IKEA recently published 6 different structure ideas that will help you experience your childhood adventures at home once again. And if you’re still in lockdown, making one of these forts will keep you busy and provide a new space for you to hang out in!

Created by Instinct agency, the clever campaign is aimed at those who are struggling to keep their children entertained during the pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean adults can’t join in the fun, too. In typical IKEA fashion, each fort design has been given a Swedish name and features simple, illustrated instructions. From the classic Cåmpingtent to an elaborate Cåstle, each fort can be built from IKEA products, as well as items found around the typical home.

Perhaps the most traditional fort from the collection, Cåve comprises a chair, a sheet, a few pillows, books, and some fairy lights for a dose of magic. There's also Höuse, which requires a table, two blankets, 8 books, 10 laundry pins, and a teddy bear for company. Fancy trying to create one yourself? IKEA has asked people to share photos of their homemade forts on social media, using the hashtags #StayHome and #IKEAHome.

Check out the 6 different fort designs from IKEA below, and if you need more inspiration, scroll down to see what others have created from the instructions.

IKEA has shared 6 ways to make blanket forts out of furniture and other home objects.

IKEA Furniture Forts

The campaign is aimed at those struggling to keep kids entertained during lockdown…

IKEA Furniture Forts

…but that doesn't mean adults can't have their own fort!

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Here's what some people have created at home using the IKEA instructions.


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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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